I have to agree with this reader:
The current situation has been thrust upon us; we did not seek it, and we hope our actions so far have reflected adequately the respect we have for the shepherds of our Church. Be assured we are neither organizing nor endorsing public protests of any kind.
I think he’s right: his actions so far have reflected MORE than adequately the respect he has for the shepherds of our Church. Which is little, if any.
The poor guy is destroying everything he worked for. It’s a frightening illustration of that whole wood, hay, and stubble thing from St. Paul, about how our works will be tested. I wonder if I could pass such a test? Keep praying.